As 2016 will prove to be a pivotal year for the Manhattan skyline, a neighbor across the Hudson River is also seeing amazing growth. Just last month, ground was broken for the LeFrak Organization’s 444-foot-tall, 43-story, 376-unit tower in the Newport section of Jersey City. Now, we have word of an important step in the process constructing a much taller tower to the south near Exchange Place.
Eastern Bushwick is flush with construction sites and dramatic gut renovations, and yesterday YIMBY spotted building applications for yet another new residential development at 1219 Putnam Avenue, between Evergreen and Central Avenues.
The rowhouse at 48 Downing Street is part of a very intact block between Gates Avenue and Putnam Avenue in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill Historic District. Its owner wants to make it bigger, both on the rear and the roof, but the Landmarks Preservation Commission, at its public hearing last Tuesday, did not approve it, citing concerns of size, intervention, and visibility.
Joseph Deutsch, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 475 Woodward Avenue, in Ridgewood, located 10 blocks northwest of the Forest Avenue stop on the M train. The entire building will measure 6,526 square feet in total, but residential units will spread across 4,996 square feet of space. That means average configurations of 714 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Oleg Ruditser’s Brooklyn-based M.E.P. Designs Inc. is the applicant of record. Permits to demolish the existing two-story house were filed in December.
JIH Builders Group has filed applications for a four-story, nine-unit residential building at 233 Buffalo Avenue, on the eastern end of Crown Heights, located six blocks from the Crown Heights – Utica Avenue stop on the 3, 4, and 5 trains. The project will measure 8,906 square feet in total and will have 6,075 square feet of residential space, which means units will average a rental-sized 675 square feet apiece. Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera Architects is the applicant of record. An existing two-story building must first be demolished.